sm, sm.bak, state - Status monitor directories and file
/etc/sm, /etc/sm.bak, /etc/state
The directories /etc/sm and /etc/sm.bak are generated by
the rpc.statd daemon. Each entry in /etc/sm represents
the name of the system to be monitored by the status monitor.
Upon its recovery, the status monitor moves all
entries from the /etc/sm directory to the /etc/sm.bak
directory and notifies the corresponding statd of its
The /etc/state file is generated by the rpc.statd daemon
to record its version number; that is, the number of times
the rpc.statd daemon was invoked. The version number is
incremented each time the system crashes or recovers. The
system sends this state number to status monitors on
remote systems when it notifies them of a crash or recovery.
Commands: rpc.statd(8), rpc.lockd(8) delim off
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